CLUB "51" The Squier 51 Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by bfgz, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. marnold

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    Was the paint from rattle cans? Looks nice, regardless.
     
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    Yes, I did. How'd you guess?
     
  3. Gabrielle84

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    Yes, how'd you guess?
     
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    Yes. Duplicolor touch up paint. I’ve never done a body with it, but I’ve matched a few black head sticks with it in the past. This was my first guard. We’ll see how it holds up, but it seems pretty tough.
     
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    Jeff is a good friend of mine, and my former boss. I was planning to buy the guitar you bought, but I found Dusty in the meantime.

    If anyone else in Northeast Massachusetts is looking for a used Squire, Jeff has plenty of them and is a solid guy. I can vouch for his character and I owe him so much for all he has done for me professionally. Glad you got Sasha from him.
     
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    He is a great guy. I enjoyed just chatting with him. He led me to some great websites and gave me solid directions as to how to improve my playing.
     
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    Looking for a wiring harness for 2005 '51. I'd even take some recommendations for upgraded pots if I can't find an original.
     
  8. mesatone01

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    When I built mine I bought a 3 hole plate and a pre-wired harness from GuitarFetish.com. It had a 3 way Gibson style toggle with one volume and one tone. I had also used two of the GFS pickups they sell with the quick connects (plug and play) a lil killer in the front and a mean 180 Humbucker in the bridge.
     
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  9. smartwarrior

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    mesatone01, thank you. Did you have to rout the body to make it fit? I saw a plate on one of my searches, and I thought it required routing.
     
  10. mesatone01

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    IMG_0782.JPG IMG_0783.JPG IMG_0784.JPG IMG_0785.JPG IMG_0786.JPG No routing needed. These bodies are basswood and super soft which was my only beef with these guitars . If you do any drilling be uber careful. I didn't like the softness when I mounted the bridge I used or when I mounted my neck. I had read where others had problems with screw coming loose over time with use. Here's a trick that worked for me. I found some hardwood maple dowels in various sizes. I then drilled out the the holes at the mounting points for my bridge and inserted the dowels with wood glue and cut them of flush with the body. The next day I drilled for the size screws I was using. The bridge plate covered the dowels and made the mount solid as a rock. I did the same thing with the neck mounting holes and used smaller dowels at the pickguard screws.
    I found my gold control plate here @ http://basspartsresource.com/bpickguard_jazzcontrolplates.htm.
     
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  11. smartwarrior

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    She's a beauty! You used the TBCP-3C control plate? Did you send it to Guitar Madness to have it prewired or did you do it yourself? Thanks for your patience with a rookie.
     
  12. smartwarrior

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    Just noticed that you said gold plate, so the one I listed is the chrome version. Just want to make sure that's the right plate.
     
  13. mesatone01

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    They have the control plate in both finishes. I used a pre-made harness from GuitarFetish.
    Kwikplug Universal Two HB Coil Tap Wiring Harness- PRE-SOLDERED Drop-In
    Part Number:KPW17
    Here's a nice harness that can be used on SO MANY guitars that have two humbuckers and three holes, like most of our 2HB Strat and Tele bodies. This is Volume/Tone, using 500K pots with a .022uf cap. The toggle switch mounts inthe same cavity with volume and tone, and there is a Kwikplug equipped removable output jack so this will work even on Strat style 2H bodies where the output jack is in a different part of the guitar body. We have added a single Push-Pull pot that switches BOTH pickups to single coil- even better we have wired it so in the middle position both single coils are noise cancelling! PRE-SOLDERED and a complete PLUG-In when using ANY of our Kwikplug Equipped single coil Bass pickups. An included crimp connector allows for simple SOLDERLESS installation of the ground wire that typically is connected to the bridge

    Direct Guitarfetish Price
    $23.95
    On sale$19.95
     
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    This is amazing info, and here's the best part: I had never heard of Guitar Fetish before and I want to customize my '51, and they sre located 5 minutes from where I work!

    Thank you Smartwarrior and Mesatone01!
     
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    Thanks Mesatone01! I appreciate the help.
     
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    That could be dangerous (or expensive) Chuckster. :)
     
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  17. Michael A.

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    Their proximity will only help you pay slightly less shipping. They don't allow visitors. I was visiting nearby Medway and wanted to buy a specific Strat body. I said I could come by and meet an employee at the entrance at a stated time, OK the body, and pay before driving home to VA. They wouldn't allow it, "we're not set up for walk-ins". That lack of assistance to a customer has deterred me from buying from them again.
     
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    Yeah, I noticed that right after I posted... bummer.
     
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    I'm in!

    Wanted it for years and just bought my first '51

    After few hours filing the fret ends it became very nice!

    Love it.

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  20. Gabrielle84

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    Nice '51! Local or online?
     
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